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Edinburgh's 101 Objects

  • Venue: Various
  • Date: 04 May '17 - 30 Apr '18
  • Price: Mostly free. Entry fees at some attractions may apply. Check website for details.
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Part of the Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology 2017, Edinburgh’s 101 Objects is a new visitor experience that tells the stories of Edinburgh’s rich culture, history, literature and everyday life – all through some of its most treasured 101 objects and curiosities. 


A carefully curated collection that doubles as a treasure hunt through Edinburgh’s ages, Edinburgh’s 101 Objects is the ideal way for people to get out and explore Scotland’s capital. Discover everything from the architectural grandeur of the National Monument or St Bernard’s Well to the smallest of mysteries such as the Arthur’s Seat Coffin Dolls and the Scottish Poetry Library’s Book Sculptures.


A new digital platform is at the heart of the new attraction, both an engaging information resource bringing the objects to life, and a mobile guidebook that people can use to discover the physical objects and city for themselves.


There are objects housed in the national heritage institutions and the city’s collections, but also in less obvious circumstances, like the Edinburgh Gurdwara or a classic Victorian pub. Edinburgh’s 101 Objects tells the fascinating and distinctive story of this beautiful World Heritage city.